ShamRocks are the founding fathers of Ukraine’s Celtic punk movement and the originators of “Stout Rock” – a signature blend of Irish, Scottish, Breton, Finnish and other types of folk music with a variety of rock and metal styles.
The band combines traditional melodies played on the violin, mandolin, flute, and accordion with head-banging riffs that are both heavy and danceable at the same time. Original songs, folk tunes, sea shanties, Celtic punk classics and pub songs – ShamRocks can digest any tune to produce a crazy and unique sounding experience!
The five-man crew has been rocking the country and its neighbors since 2009, including as opening acts for internationally recognized bands such as Flatfoot56 (US), The Dreadnoughts (Canada), and Mr. Irish Bastard (Germany).
ShamRocks’ first album, “Captain’s Log”, is a collection of the best tunes over this 7-year period, from the first demo ever recorded to the latest studio creations. This is the quintessential introduction to ShamRocks as well as the history of Ukraine’s celtic punk scene as a whole. All tracks have been professionally mixed and re-mastered through analog tape to create that immersive “crowded pub” feel.
“Captain’s Log” was released on November 17, 2016 and is available for free listening at http://shamrocks.bandcamp.com